NARCOTIC WASTELAND, Fronted by Dallas Toler-Wade (ex-Nile), to Release New Album "Delirium Tremens"
NARCOTIC WASTELAND, the full-time project of former Nile frontman Dallas Toler-Wade, is set to release a brand new, full-length album, entitled Delirium Tremens, on October 13, 2017 via Megaforce Records/MRI. Delirium Tremens is now available for pre-orders via Amazon HERE, with more options coming soon.
In celebration of today's announcement, NARCOTIC WASTELAND have dropped the first single from the album, entitled "Faces of Meth". Listen now, via Metal Injection right here.
NARCOTIC WASTELAND frontman Dallas Toler-Wade says: "'Faces of Meth' was the second song I wrote for the album. It was kind of inspired by those before and after pictures of people who become addicted to crystal meth. The musical ideas are based off of some of the riff ideas I had in the early 90s, mixed with some newer ideas. Sometimes ideas take years to find their place in a song, and sometimes a song will come in a single night. The best thing to do is just keep jamming and thinking about what you want to achieve musically and lyrically."
Delirium Tremens shines a spotlight on negative human behavior, again inspired by - but not entirely based on - our country's addiction epidemic. Loosely inspired by the unstable drug culture present in the band's stomping grounds of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Delirium Tremens traverses an atmosphere of instability and toxicity that audibly manifests as a gritty, unrelenting, pulverizing extreme metal storm. On Delirium Tremens, NARCOTIC WASTELAND manages to create challenging music without losing a sense of meaning and vital emotional connection with the listener.
"The topic of drug use and death is still present, but we are also branching off a bit to talk about venomous human behavior, self-reflection, and big pharmaceutical companies ruining lives for big profits," continues Dallas."I'm very excited for our fans, and fans of metal to hear this album. I feel in many ways it's our best work, yet I feel we are only skimming the surface of what is possible with this band."
Delirium Tremens was produced and mixed by NARCOTIC WASTELAND at Vegas View Recording and Dallas' home studio. For recording and mixing, the band tapped Grammy award winning producer Neil Kernon at Auslander, with mastering by metal producer-elite Alan Douches at West West Side Music.
Dallas adds: "I have worked with Neil Kernon on many albums at this point. He has always inspired me and pushed me to be better than I thought I could be. He is a great producer and a great friend. He is brutally honest. That's one of the things I love about him the most."
Delirium Tremens track listing:
1. Introspective Nightmares
2. Faces of Meth
3. Return to the Underground
4. We Agnostics
5. In Memoriam (intro)
6. Bleed and Swell
7. Delirium Tremens
8. Self Immolation
9. Life Revolted
10. You Will Die Alone
12. Pharma Culture
In support of the new album, NARCOTIC WASTELAND will head out on a 20+ city North American tour, beginning October 21 in Greenville, SC and hitting several states and provinces, coming to an end in Orlando, FL on December 9. Select dates will feature support from Dreaming Dead and Extinction Level Event. See below for a full listing of tour dates and get tickets via individual venues as they become available.
NARCOTIC WASTELAND 2017 Tour Dates:
Support bands: 10/30-11/5 Dreaming Dead, 11/30-12/6 Extinction Level Event
10/21 - Greenville, SC @ The Radio Room
10/24 - Houston, TX @ Walter's Downtown
10/25 - Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
10/26 - OKC, OK @ Thunder Alley
10/27 - Wichita, KS @ The Elbow Room
10/29 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Dive Bar
10/30 - San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
10/31 - Anaheim, CA @ Doll Hut
11/03 - Bend, OR @ The Third Street Pub
11/04 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/05 - Vancouver, BC @ Astoria
11/07 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room (BRIXX)
11/08 - Calgary, AB @ Dickens Pub
11/22 - Akron, OH @ The Empire
11/24 - Joliet, IL @ The Forge
11/26 - Westland, MI @ The Token
11/28 - Montreal, QC @ Piranha Bar
11/29 - Quebec City, QC @ l'anti bar & spectacles
11/30 - Manchester, NH @ The Jewel
12/01 - Amityville, NY @ Revolution Room
12/03 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
12/06 - Chesapeake, VA @ Riffhouse
12/08 - Charleston, SC @ The Sparrow
12/09 - Orlando, FL @ Bombshells Tavern
Stay tuned for more details coming soon on new NARCOTIC WASTELAND music and touring.
NARCOTIC WASTELAND is:
Dallas Toler-Wade - Guitar, Vocals
Ed Rhone - Guitar Vocals
Chris "Lutachrist" Dupre - Bass, Vocals
Phil Cancilla - Drums